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Global anticipation for Harper Lee’s ‘Watchman’ book launch

Global anticipation for Harper Lee’s ‘Watchman’ book launch

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK, July 4 — Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” is the most anticipated literary release of the season, and various bookstores and cultural venues have events planned to mark the event. Due out July 14 in print and digital editions as well as an audiobook narrated by Reese Witherspoon, “Go Set a Watchman” follows up the 89-year-old author’s only other novel, the 1960 Pultizer Prize-winning classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” although it was written prior. In “Go Set a Watchman,” a... Read more

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A shopkeeper reads a newspaper as she waits for customers at the Medina of Tunis, Tunisia July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic

A shopkeeper reads a newspaper as she waits for customers at the Medina of Tunis, Tunisia July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic